Digital Design & Development (Web Development) SCQF Level 7

Build on your design and technical abilities and ensure you have the skills and knowledge to effectively implement your digital ideas and designs.


Why take this course?

Websites and apps have become an important element of marketing and communications for businesses and organisations and they need to change and adapt as technologies develop and businesses grow. The aim of the course is to provide a skill set that matches those required by the digital industries. This practical course will build on your design and technical abilities, and ensure you have the skills and knowledge to effectively implement your ideas and designs. These skills can be used to develop skills in Web Development. You will be using the latest in industry software within Adobe’s Creative Cloud.

What you will experience

You will work on real projects with real clients, allowing you to develop an in-depth and accurate understanding of professional standards and what to expect when working in a web related role.

Subjects include:

  • Developing Software: Introduction
  • Digital Graphics Fundamentals
  • Systems Development: User-centered Design
  • Team Working in Computing
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Technologies 1: HTML and CSS
Student at a computer

Key facts

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Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those who have an interest in the digital industries, have some experience using computer systems and who have one relevant Higher (SCQF Level 6) together with three National 5 courses, all to be at least Grade C.

Those applying for Year 2 should have successfully completed Year 1 of the course. 

What you will need

Students will require access to a computer to allow them to study at home.

What you need to know

Next steps




Those applying for Year 1 of a part-time NC, HNC or HND level course will require pre-entry guidance before booking on to their course. Please contact the Student Advice Centre: 

Telephone: 01224 612330

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

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